Feeding Kids' Imaginations with Food as Art

Feeding Kids’ Imaginations with Food as Art

I was never the mom to make food art though I admire it greatly. I’m always scrambling to figure out what to feed my picky kids and the added pressure of food as entertainment is beyond me.

radish art in Italy

Food as art came to us by way of a radish in Italy. But it turns out that food as art has a long and distinguished history. Giuseppe Arcimboldo was one such master artist to play with food.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo food as art

Vertumnus, a portrait depicting Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor painted as Vertumnus, the Roman God of the seasons, c. 1590-1. Skokloster Castle, Sweden. From Wikipedia

Summer, 1572, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Austria

Summer, 1572, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Austria. From Wikipedia

I found this owl masterpiece that reminded me of The Guardians of Ga’Hoole series my son and I are reading.

owl made from food

This inspires me to be more playful with snacks and let my kids play with their food to feed their imaginations! Snack time after school is when we’ll be experimenting with food art using Horizon Organics crackers. Horizon Organics snack crackers

How do you encourage independence and imagination through play time, quiet time, and/or snack time?

What do you and your kids love to do together and what have been your favorite shared experiences? Please share!

Feeding Kids' Imaginations with Food as Art

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

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